June 28, 2017
Airbnb has opened up a world of travel possibilities. We are no longer locked into hotel locations, prices or having to be sold by the latest chain marketing pitch. And, while the company and hosts have given more options in crowded cities and standard travel spots, they’ve also provided some off-the-beaten-path locals and experiences.
This rise of this “shared economy” segment has brought with it a new sub-category of home building inquiry for us, as well. At Town + Country Cedar Homes, we have always been about lifestyle – “Lifestyles, crafted in Cedar”, as we say. Our clients are drawn, not just to the architecture, but to the feeling, the experience of our homes. Hence, the rise of what we call our new Experience Economy Client. These clients want that lifestyle designed for themselves, but want it done in a way to specifically attract and satisfy the needs of this type of traveler. These are not existing second homes that just happen to, because of this new phenomenon, now be available to rent, these are specifically designed for and tailor made to you, the lifestyle craving guest. Great concept. What’s better than retreating to one of our gorgeous vacation spaces, with all the comforts of home, the locations hand-picked to make the most of its environs? Staying in one might just make you want to build one for yourself… ; )
June 22, 2017
Florida residents Diane and Herman Klemick didn’t want their second home to be steps away from a beach where they could sink their toes in the sand. Their dream locale was colder and snow-covered — and within walking distance to ski lifts.
For a few years, the couple searched for ski-in/ski-out properties in Mountain Village near Telluride, Colorado. Finally, they found a property that was practically perfect: surrounded by forest, views of mountain peaks and chair lift access to one side. All it was missing was a house.
June 14, 2017
No, not the Uber or Red Bull kind, we’re talking boats and personal watercraft.
June 7, 2017
When Mike and Linda Farrow were seeking escape from sweltering summers in Memphis, Tennessee, they set their sights east to North Carolina’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. When they found the land to build their second house within those hills, they headed north to Michigan’s Town + Country Cedar Homes.
May 24, 2017
On Memorial Day, the flag of the United States is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.
The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon, their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.